Stopping the inter-generational transmission of violence and aggression

Child and adolescent conduct disorders include aggression, violence, rule-violation and anti-social behaviours. Untreated, these disorders predict substance use, adult mental health problems, chronic unemployment, inter-personal difficulties, adult and family violence, criminality and incarceration. Although conduct disorders are common, many families with these children are poor, marginalised and difficult to engage. However engagement is important to help interrupt the inter-generational transmission of trauma, abuse, criminal behaviour, mental illness, violence, aggression, and …

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Student nurses’ knowledge and attitudes towards domestic violence

Student nurses’ knowledge and attitudes towards domestic violence Oral presentation at Stop Domestic Violence Conference, Brisbane, 2016 Nurses, the largest group of health professionals have an important role in identifying people who are victims of domestic violence through screening and facilitating their access to assistance and support.  Although women who experience violence use health services more frequently, exposure to this violence is not always identified by health professionals.  The majority …

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Help us beat rural suicide

Suicide rates in Australia’s rural farming areas are higher than those of the general population (particularly for males), increasing the likelihood of a personal experience of suicide for members of this community—whether through attempting suicide or having thoughts of taking their own life, being bereaved by suicide, caring for someone who has attempted suicide, or some other experience of suicide. The cultural and contextual elements of rural work and life …

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Focus On Love and Young People Will Change Their Defensive Behaviours

You learn a lot listening to people’s stories. We don’t do much of it in our society; the more I facilitate the more I see our destructive societal patterns play out. I watch how people listen, just so they have their own opportunities to speak. It used to be something that would upset, or anger me; why do we all have to be so innately selfish? The more I worked, …

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Comprehensive Universal School-Based Early Child Screening

Comprehensive Universal School-Based Early Child Screening: Selecting item clusters, for the prediction and prevention of mental illness in adolescence and early adulthood. A validated scale based on early school assessment is needed to provide a comprehensive system to IDENTIFY mental health problems at Pre-school/Day Care, School Entry and Late Primary to prevent the occurrence of these problems in adolescence. Thompson and Carpenter (2014) emphasised that, “Students with mental health issues …

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Partner, Exhibit or Advertise at the 18th International Mental Health Conference!

The Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association is dedicated to sharing knowledge, connecting professionals, engaging the community, promoting research, and providing tools, skills and products that benefit and improve mental health and mental health services.   Don’t miss your opportunity to align with the 18th International Mental Health Conference, being held at the Conference Centre, Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland from Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 August 2017. WHO OUR …

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Core Values Therapy

Working with people with Mental Health and conflict issues Author: David Nancarrow The most effective way to identify your core value is to ask your client to describe a problem in their life something that made them anger, hurt or offended. While listening to them describe this situation focus on how they talk about the problem. What value words do they use? Don’t focus on the circumstances and the situation …

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Present at the 18th International Mental Health Conference this August!

Don’t miss your opportunity to present at the 18th International Mental Health Conference, being held at the Conference Centre, Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland from Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 August 2017.  Presentations can address the following topic areas: Indigenous Wellbeing Child and Youth Mental Health Mental Health and the Elderly e-health, Innovative Uses of Technology and Social Media Research, Education and Case Studies Creating Workplaces that are Healthy, …

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Quality of Life in Caregivers of a Family Member with Serious Mental Illness

Authors: Anli Leng1, Caifen Xu2, Stephen Nicholas3, Jennifer Nicholas4, Jian Wang1 1 School of Public Health, Shandong University, 44 Wenhuaxi Road, Jinan, Shandong, China,250012 2 The Affiliated Hospital of North China University of Science & Technology Tangshan, Hebei, China,063000 3 School of  Economics and School of Management, Tianjin Normal University, West Bin Shui Avenue, Tianjin, 300074;Research Institute of International Strategies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Baiyun Avenue North, Guangzhou, 510420;School of International …

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Leisure and one’s health and well-being

Past research provides clear evidence to support the proposition that leisure broadly is a principal life domain in terms of one’s health and well-being. Leisure engagement is, therefore, particularly important for those who, for various reasons, lack positive life experiences. This being particularly true for persons suffering mental health problems as many of the negative symptoms, stereotypes, and stigma associated with different clinical diagnostic categories make the attainment of positive …

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